Golden Nugget Casino Review - US Licensed

"A solid operation - awesome software - licensed in New Jersey."

CM Rating
8/10
User Rating
No rating yet
Pros:
Fantastic selection of games
Payments can be sent the casino cashier
Properly licensed in the USA
Cons:
Only takes players located in NJ
No weekend payouts

The Awesome Transcript

Golden Nugget Casino is the online version of the famous Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A powerhouse of a casino that has a fantastic line-up of games. Not just the familiar land based casino games like Bally, IGT, and WMS, but NextGen and NetEnt which are exclusively slot games that have been enjoyed by European players for years. It’s great to see them up and running here. They even have live games where you can play against dealers for real – live.

The casino layout is intuitive – it is relatively easy to search for your favorite games – and what is awesome is that for each game, it shows you what the theoretical RTP or return to player percentage is. That is a great move towards transparency. At the land based casino, they won’t tell you what it is – it’s a secret.

Depositing is easy, they have a number of payment options to include webwallets like Neteller. Same with withdrawing – you can even withdraw your funds to the land based casino’s cashier to use at the casino or at the hotel bar. That’s brilliant.

All in all – a very good casino.

Overview

First Impression

Golden Nugget was the last casino to begin operation in the initial surge which brought online gambling to New Jersey. The extra two months they took to ensure their operation was fully ready for public consumption was an early indicator of their dedication to getting it right for their players.

Golden Nugget boasts the largest selection of games available to New Jersey online players and their 24/7 customer service is second to none. Their catalog now contains 328 different games including 288 slot titles, 4 live dealer games, 14 table games, 9 blackjack variations, and 21 video pokers and their recent site makeover makes finding all the important features a snap.

All the popular banking methods are supported and transferring funds into and out of the casino couldn’t be easier. Notable is the ACH (automated clearing house) check deposit and withdrawal which allows deposits to be available instantly and your withdrawals will be back in your account within 36 hours. *Note that no New Jersey online casino can transfer money into a bank account during the weekends.

New players to Golden Nugget are eligible for up to $1000 in bonus funds, and their Golden Rewards Players Club earns you cash back for all your gaming activities. They always have several promotions running for their returning players and while you are playing the “My Account” section will clearly show your progress of any playthrough requirements.

This casino is a class operation all the way, exactly what should be expected from one of the most iconic names in the industry.

 

As I mentioned in my video: Their website is very intuitive and it’s easy to search for whatever game you are looking for. One of the nicest functions of the site is the ability to click the name of a casino game (in the Casino Feed), and viola, there is the RTP – this can give you and idea what you can expect as a theoretical return to player percentage.

This is a true advantage over the land based counterpart – since they will never tell you. I’ve asked a floor manager what the RTP was for a certain game, and he said he hadn’t a clue – his supervisors would never tel him. That’s an absolute shame – and a reason to stick with online versions of the games.

I am impressed with the overall feel of the site – if I was in New Jersey, I would join up.

Bonuses: Currently they are offering a 100% Sign up Bonus up to $1000 – minimum deposit of $30!

Some of the terms and conditions:

  • The wagering requirement of 10 times the deposit plus bonus must be met (10 x (deposit + bonus))
  • The bonus will expire within 30 days of being credited.
  • Games will contribute differently to the wagering requirements: All Slots 100%, Table Games 20%, Roulette 20%, Blackjack 20% and Video Poker 20%. For example: a $10 bet on any slot game will count as a $10 bet towards meeting the wagering requirements. A $10 bet on any other game will count as a $2 bet towards meeting the wagering requirements.
  • All winnings made with bets from non-cashable wallet (bonus funds) or a portion of non-cashable wallet (bonus funds) will be retained in the bonus wallet until the wagering requirements are completed.
  • For clarity, all winnings from bets made with non-cashable wallet funds (bonus funds) will be converted to cash only when the wagering requirements are completed.
  • All winnings from bets made with cashable wallet funds (customer own cash) are available for the customer to wager or withdraw at any time.
  • Customers cashable funds (customers own cash) is wagered first at all times, even if a cash deposit is made before completing non-cashable wallet funds (bonus funds).

Please read the rest on the their bonus page YOU MUST READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO ALL OF THEIR TERMS AND CONDITIONS WHEN ACCEPTING ANY BONUS

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Deposit & Withdrawal

Deposit Methods:
ACH, Bank Transfer, Cashier Cage, MasterCard, Neteller, PayNearMe, Visa
Withdrawal Methods:
Bank Draft-Check, e-check ACH, MasterCard, Neteller, Visa
Reverse time
24 hrs
Cashout time
24 hrs
Payout limits
None
Weekend cashouts
No
Manual flushing
No

Games & Software

Golden Nugget Casino can boast of having some of the best games available to US gamblers. WMS, NetEnt, Nextgen, and IGT have all won awards at Casinomeister for either best software or best player experience. I personally am a huge fan of each one of these software providers. Awesome games – totally on the cutting edge and these companies are always launching new innovative slots. To include Guns ‘ Roses, Jimi Hendrix Slots, and just recently Motorhead (do you detect a theme here?)

Players will recognize their favorites from the brick and mortar version (IGT and WMS), but I’m sure they will be delighted with the awesomeness of NetEnt and Nextgen. You won’t find these anywhere but online.

The primary focus here is slots, so if you are a video slots fan, then your best bet is to go back to the casino. Microgaming has the best Video Poker games, but these are not available to players in the States. That is a downright shame.

Live Games. They have live games available from their dealers in the Atlantic City Casino:

Blackjack, Baccarat, and Roulette are available to play between 5PM and 1AM Eastern Standard Time seven days a week.

 

Payout Speed

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Request Date Country Bank Method Reverse Time
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Time to Receipt
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ID Requested Weekend Request

Mobile Experience

Responsive

Smartphone Games Most of these are playable in on your smartphone. But you will find that you are limited to 135 games to play instead of the full portfolio of 329 games. These games include the Live Dealers by the way.

  • iPhone
  • IPad
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

General Information

Website
Golden Nugget
Software
Bally , IGT , Netent , NextGen Gaming , Williams Interactive
Live Games
Yes
Loyalty program
Yes
Founded
2015
Licensing Jurisdiction
New Jersey, USA
No Deposit Bonus
No
Jackpots
Yes
Publicly traded
No
Affiliate program
Mobile
Yes
Other products
Only
USA
Phone contact

(855) 582-5117

Contact info
support@goldennuggetcasino.com

Pros

Awesome selection of games

No withdrawal limits

Cons

Only allows players in NJ

Verdict

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Bryan's Verdict

Golden Nugget casino is a very strong brand, and New Jersey residents are lucky to be able to play there. One of the only drawbacks is that if you are a video poker fan (like me), you’d be better off in the real actual casino, or drive to Canada and play at a Microgaming online casino. But if it’s slots you are looking for – you have come to the right place.

 

Rating
8/10

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